The perfect way to start your day is by having a yummy skinny smoothie. It can be really difficult to stay committed when it comes to losing weight but not to worry there are so many other ways you can do this other than going to the gym. If you don’t like going to the gym and you’re trying to lose weight around the stomach area the easiest way is to make a slimming smoothie every morning.
Smoothies have lots of health benefits as they are full of antioxidants, fiber, nutrients, energy and fruits & vegetables.
I found a few quick and easy smoothie recipes from the prevention website which I thought were fantastic. Take a look at a few of my favourites they look and sound so yummy. I think this is a much more fun way to lose weight and perfect if you have a sweet tooth like me.
Mango Smoothie Surprise
¼ c mango cubes ¼ c mashed ripe avocado (MUFA) ½ c mango juice ¼ c fat-free vanilla yogurt 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 1 Tbsp sugar 6 ice cubes
COMBINE all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass. Garnish with sliced mango or strawberry, if desired, and serve.
NUTRITION (per serving) 298 cal, 5 g pro, 55 g carb, 5 g fiber, 47 g sugar, 9 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 54 mg sodium
1 c skim milk 1 c frozen, unsweetened strawberries 2 tsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)
COMBINE skim milk and strawberries in blender. Blend, transfer to glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.
NUTRITION (per serving) 216 cal, 9 g pro, 26 g carb, 3 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 9.5 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 106 mg sodium
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries 3/4 cup chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk 1/4 cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries 1 1/2 Tbsp honey 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 1 tsp ground flaxseed 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
COMBINE all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste.
PUREE until smooth.
POUR into 2 chilled glasses.
NUTRITION (per serving): 112 cal, 1 g protein, 26 g carb, 3 g fiber, 1.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 56 mg sodium
The Super Green
Powerful detox action
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
1¼ cups chopped kale leaves (stems and tough rib removed), preferably Lacinato (also known as dinosaur) 1¼ cups frozen cubed mango 2 medium ribs celery, chopped 1 cup chilled fresh tangerine or orange juice ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley ¼ cup chopped fresh mint COMBINE all ingredients in blender.
PUREE until smooth.
POUR into 2 chilled glasses. NUTRITION (per serving): 160 cal, 3 g protein, 39 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 0.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 56 mg sodium
1 c skim milk 1 c frozen unsweetened blueberries 1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)
COMBINE milk and blueberries in blender, and blend for 1 minute. Transfer to glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.
NUTRITION (per serving) 273 cal, 9 g pro, 29 g carb, 4 g fiber, 24 g sugar, 14.5 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 103 mg sodium
Images and recipes from www.prevention.com